Synchrony relationships between the left ventricle and a left ventricular assist device: an experimental study in pigs.

@article{Heredero2012SynchronyRB,
  title={Synchrony relationships between the left ventricle and a left ventricular assist device: an experimental study in pigs.},
  author={Angeles Heredero and Ram{\'o}n P{\'e}rez-Caballero and Javier Otero and Daniel Rodr{\'i}guez-Mart{\'i}nez and Bego{\~n}a Quintana-Villamandos and Guillermo Rodr{\'i}guez-Bernal and {\'A}ngel Gonz{\'a}lez-Pinto and Manuel Ruiz-Fern{\'a}ndez and Juan F del Ca{\~n}izo},
  journal={The International journal of artificial organs},
  year={2012},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={272-8}
}
BACKGROUND Synchronization between the left ventricle and a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) may be important for ventricular unloading and coronary perfusion. We assessed the synchrony between cardiac and LVAD cycles by increasing delays in steps of 100 msec throughout the cycle, under conditions of total and partial left ventricular support. METHODS We studied 7 healthy minipigs weighing 30-40 kg. A 60-cc Berlin Heart Excor LVAD was implanted and connected to a BCM 1200 console, making… CONTINUE READING